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List Of New Modifiers For January 2010

CMS has added 7 new modifiers for the year 2010 that are effective from Jan 1, 2010. The list of new Modifiers are given below

Modifier AI – ‘Principal physician of record’ to be used by the admitting or attending physician who oversees the patient’s care, as distinct from other physicians who may be furnishing specialty care.


Modifier J4 – DMEPOS item subject to DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program furnished by Hospital.

Refer for proper usage of this Modifier

Modifier V5 – Vascular catheter

Modifier V6 – Arteriovenous graft

Modifier V7 – Arteriovenous fistula

Modifier V8 – Infection present

Modifier V9 – No infection present

A list of all Modifiers can be viewed @

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